A lot of things happen each week in Houston. Sometimes they're newsy, sometimes ... well, it's Houston. We've collected some of the most interesting gems of the last seven days for your internet perusal. Welcome to Very Houston News.
Guy Stops By
The Houston culinary community was all abuzz earlier this week with eyewitness reports of celebrity chef Guy Fieri throughout the city. According to CultureMap, he was spotted at several restaurants, and he definitely made a return trip to Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen, a spot he celebrated years ago on his popular Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. Look for a new episode featuring K&Z's soon.
Fieri also was involved in a birthday dinner for former TV star Lee Majors whose guest list included Tony Buzbee. Not really sure what to make of all that information, but here's Majors saving the day in the little-seen 1988 TV special The Night the Reindeer Died:
This means more H-Town love on "the Triple D." And considering how often Fieri has dropped by, we might argue that Houston, actually, is the real Flavortown. Who says no?
Animals on the Road
Is it too painfully on brand that a cow was walking around on I-10 in Wednesday morning traffic? Probably.
The story, per KPRC, is that Star broke loose from her yard and ended up on I-10 near Beltway 8. The Harris County livestock team was soon on the case: They sedated the cow and loaded her onto a trailer. She was back at home that day.
Also painfully on brand this Wednesday: An alligator was stopping cars on the Fred Hartman Bridge between Baytown and La Porte. Baytown police and state police were able to get the gator back into the water, said KTRK.
This happened just hours after the cow on the road, proving that ... nothing. It's just a wild coincidence. Nothing to see here.
We Need Another "I"
You hate to see this. Yes, we misspelled the "Airline Dr" exit sign on I-45, and it was up for about three weeks, according to KHOU, but TxDOT fixed it before out-of-towners could poke too much fun at us.
Also, doesn't "Arline" sound like a George Jones song?